Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 23, 1913 Page: 4 of 8
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J. S. SoULE. Editor and Publisher
FREE FEARLESS - PROGRESSIVE
Published Every Thursday
Elgin January 23
Enteral as second-class mat'
held the Senate in terror and j of personal and political influence
alarm. all in vain.
"Senator Owen was ostensibly "This striking episode of the
fighting for Arizona and the Ar- Sixtv-first Congress clearly indi-
iizona constitution which was cated to the floor and to tlie gai-
' progressive and vital in that it leries that the young Senator
contained the initiative the ref- from Oklahoma must be recond-
(erendum and the recall. He ed with in the deliberations of
planted himself on two proposi-' the Sixty-second.
tions from which the entire It was the annunciation by a
Sonntp failod tn mnvp him. First i hmvo vnnncr T")ininprat of the
that the two great forces fighting new Democracy which was just
'for supremacy in this Govern- as new to that party as insur-
ment were the forces of progress m'ney was to the Republican
under the Act of March 3rd 1879.
ter. December 3rd 1912. attne d no;niar sovereignty repre- artv.
postotnee at fclgin UKianoma. sented by the Arizona constitu-1 "f he after effects of Senator
tion and the reactionary intlu- Owen's resolute stand on this oc-i
of business and ultra- casion have been most helpful to
the Democratic party. It left
the Republican Senate and the
Republican President in the at-
titude of refusing to admit two
great States which they were
iilofltrnd hv thnir nlatform to ad-
prineiplc of government in whiehmit and furnished a strong
he believed. (Democratic arirument against
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JOHN A. FAIN
i conservatism represented by
t the friends of New Mexico. Up-
on this ground he felt that he
was justified in detaining the
Senate to the last moment of
protest in behalf of the great
4 a a 1 b4 inllli lta& 4-1 v a a 4-
j muiui.-iii.jiiy uut Willi x.'iitxi
iranKness oenaior uwen oeciar-
the breaking of faith with the.
Nation on this issue.
ed that the Senate majority was! "The attitude of Senator Owen I
about to admit New Mexico be-1 had also much to do with the
j cause it would add two im.ro Re- j subsequent protest that in the
I publican Senators to the list; and last general election landed New
I he refused to see Arizona ex-1 Mexico as a safely Democratic I
eluded because its admission stntp.
Under the newly installed Or-
egon plan the joint session of
tiie Oklahoma Legislature went
through the formality of re-
electing one of the most able and
progressive Members of the
United States Senate by a unan-
imous vote of both Democrats
and Republicans Wednesday.
Senator Owen is a pioneer
progressive Democrat of the
most pronounced level and long-
headed type and very largely
assisted in arousing the slumber-
ing progressive spirit of the
American people; and in full
fellowship with Senator Gore
and Congressman Ferris has
placed a crown of honwr and
wreath of glory upon the young
progressive State of Oklahoma.
Senator Owen has irresistably
stood in the front ranks of the
titanic battle that is being fought
for the emancipation of the rank
and file of the American people
from the enthralldom of com-
mercial and political vampires of
As proof of the greatness no-
bility and heroic courage of Sen-
ator Owen it gives us much
pleasure to print a few extracts
from what such an able writer
would bring in two Democratic
"Planted upon these positions
the young and firy Senator was
absolutely immovable to all the
influences that could be brought
to bear against him. Senators
were in terror over the fate of
individual bills. Othei Senators
were alarmed over the fate of
certain important remnants of
the appropriation bills.
"Grave and dignified Senators
swarmed like bees around the
desk of Owen of Oklahoma.
Senator Carter of Montana
"Since the closing day of the
Sixty-first Senate. Robert L.
Owen has been reckoned one of
the strong men of the Upper
Chamber of the American Con-
gress. Since that day he has
been a man to be considered in
every important public measure.
"Unflinching courage resolute
will and a power of concentra-
tion that cannot be weakened are
the qualities that the young Sen-
ator from Oklahoma brings to
the service of his party and his
It is perhaps not too much to
When you need a good suit or a
hat or a pair of shoes or anything
usually carried in an
be sure you come and see what a
cash dollar will buy :: ::
We carry a full line of fancy and staple Groceries
Our prices are as cheap as the cheapest. Quality
of the best. Good goods and low prices. When
in town come and see me. Truly yours
G. W. TEMPLE
came and pleaded but the Okla- (sny that no Democratic Senator
has done more in a practical way
to promote and develope the
progressive creeds of his party
than Robert L. Owen."
A Fine Home
homnn sternly shook his head
and went on. Lafc Young of
Iowa made a dramatic public I
appeal but in vain. Senator1
Gore Owen's colleague came!
and advised Owen to stand. Ba-
con came to protest but to no
avail. Senator Stone was re-1 Bv invitation the editorial
fused; the Venerable and be-famny 0f the Chanpion were
loved Hernando Mooney made i happv guests at dinner with Mr.
the last personal appeal he hasanti Mrs. J. P. Kennemur Sun-
ever to make in the Senate but day. Some one must have giv-
the stern young Senator turned cn this kind couple a "tip" that
from each of them and tranquil-wo Were fond of good things
ly continued his argument for for their table and side-boards
Arizona. Ihe Vice-President of iwere loaded to their full capaci-
the United States himself step- - ty with the very best that the
peddown from the chair and. market affords and prepaired in
leaving Smoot in his place went the most tempting and whole-
over to plead with Owen tore-some Way. It was a pleasant
linquish his position of advant- occasion from beginning to end.
age and give way to other busi- After dinner we took a stroll
ness; but to even the Vice-Pres-' ovcr the outside property and
lI ;.I..4AI.Alll . i ii . . . - i-
rrusnuuiiL iiiu UKianoman iiirneu
a smiling face but an absolutely
obdurate ear and went coolly on.
was tavorabiy impressed wun
the good taste manifested in the
arrangement of everything and
the intelligent careful care
shown in their keep.
The arrangement of the house.
with its broad and extended
The Old Reliable
Happy TO YOU
And A 1 1
We Expect to Continue
for a time at least
you have secured
those fine dishes
to us to observe w
by the many that
giving tickets for your
are redeemable when
$10 worth by one of
It has been a pleasure
ith what thankfulness
presents were received
got them for Xmas.
We especially solicit the trade of all
those living on the rural routes; and
as an inducement we will pay the
postage on all packages weighing not
over eleven pounds.
We still handle the Star Brand
Shoes because they are better
L. C. COFFIN
A messenger came from the
Piesident of the United States
then in the Marble Room of the
Capitol ottering that if Senator
made to reach an adjustment onjnni cistern clearly show that all
the ; Arizona matter; to which the wn9 planned for comfort and
Oklahoman with superb courte- 'convenience
sy ami urmness repueu: 1're-
would come to the Pre-M- poarches. and on which are most
14 Silled U UllOrL WOl 1 DP ' nmionn in v n.ntnr ItnMl Uf
as John Temple Graves had to states."
sent my complements to the Pres
ident and advise him that at
present I am engaged in address-1
mg the Presidents of the United '
Card of Thanks
say of him following his great
battle in the Senate for the ad-
mission of Arizona along with
New Mexico and in which he
single-handed and alone with
the exception of the encourage-
ment from Senators Gore La
Tallette and Beverage routed
them all President Taft includ-
ed. Among other things Mr.
"The most striking and dra-
matic filibuster that the Ameri-
can Senate has known in twenty
years was recently made by Rob-
ert L. Owen Senator from Okla-
homa. It was made on the last
day and up to the last hour of
the sixty-first Senate.
"Senator Owen held the floor
from thirty minutes after mid-
night until 11:30 of that dramat-
ic morning in which the laggard
and nuibling Senate sought to
crowd into a single hour the de-
layed if not neglected measures
of the session. The deliberate
body was in a fever of anxiety
"That last lone 3tandof Owen
There was never so dramatic
a filibuster seen on the floor of the
Senate or one upon which was
leveled such wealth and power
We wish to thank our friends
and neighbors who were so kind
and attentive during the sickness
of our little two-year-old boy.
Your kindness was and is truly
appreciated by us.
Mn. and Mrs. J. E. Gibson.
Hotel Barber Shop
All Tonsorial Work
Neat and Up-to-Date
J. B STACKHOUSE - - - Prop'r
at Reasonable Prices
A. ROHLFS Propr
R A D G ER
McAllester Lump and
Washed Nut Coal
National Stoves and
American Woven Wire
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T. R. Bennett Mgr.
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paper better f or evertMy
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Soule, J. S. Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 23, 1913, newspaper, January 23, 1913; Elgin, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc69486/m1/4/: accessed April 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.